Spatial distribution and clustering of the proportion of disabled individuals by districts in Punjab

Authors

  • Masood Ali Shaikh Independent Consultant, Karachi, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-71

Abstract

Disabilities are globally endemic and will increase with population ageing and ubiquitous prevalence of noncommunicable diseases. The Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement survey conducted in 2019-20 is the only district-level representative survey that provides proportion of disabled individuals. The survey used a standardized and validated six-questions from the ‘Washington Group Questions’ that identify functional disabilities pertaining to difficulty in the domains of sight, hearing, walking/climbing steps, remembering/ concentrating, self-care (washing/dressing), and communicating/being understood. Disabilities were more common in men in both urban and rural areas of districts.

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Published

2023-09-13

How to Cite

Masood Ali Shaikh. (2023). Spatial distribution and clustering of the proportion of disabled individuals by districts in Punjab. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(10), 2077–2082. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-71

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Section

Short Communication / Short Report